FootyMAD's Manchester City match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 25th April 2008
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Manchester City and Fulham at 15:00 on Saturday, 26th April 2008 in the Premier League.
Fulham face a trip to Manchester City at City of Manchester Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Cottagers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 15 and win only 4 of the 24 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2006, with Man. City running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a Premiership match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Sat 22 Sep||Fulham||3 - 3||Man. City||PREM|
|2006/2007||Mon 09 Apr||Fulham||1 - 3||Man. City||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 18 Nov||Man. City||3 - 1||Fulham||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 29 Apr||Man. City||1 - 2||Fulham||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 05 Nov||Fulham||2 - 1||Man. City||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sat 16 Apr||Fulham||1 - 1||Man. City||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sat 14 Aug||Man. City||1 - 1||Fulham||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Manchester City have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While Sky Blues have scored 6, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.
Fulham have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.
Man. City's 55 points from 35 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position. Fulham are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 27 points from their 35 games thus far.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Sky Blues, as the Cottagers have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Man. City||4 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
|Fulham||Last drawn game 4 outings ago.|